Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pikes Peak

When we got to Colorado Springs we were wanting to do something. I looked at some of the hotels brochures. One image stood out. It was a train up Pikes Peak. I asked Daddy, "Do you want to do this?" He called, reserved tickets, and said, "I think we have time."

We rushed to get something to eat, and headed over to get our tickets.

Keep in mind that even in the summer Colorado can get cold. We had our sweatshirts, but I almost wished we had our winter coats for this trip up the mountain.

The place we went is called Cog Wheel Route. It's the world's highest cog train. You can get their food to take on the train with you. Adults are $30 and children 3-12 are $17.50. Daddy swears he spent less then that. I know we bought tickets in advance, which is recommended. There are different departure times from 8 AM to 5:20 PM.



The boys were super excited!

 Holding their tickets.

In all their photos together that day they looked like 2 crazy kids. I guess that's what happens to them when they are cooped up in a car all day.

The view all the way up was amazing!



 When we reached the top it was cold! We were up 14,10 feet. They let us out, and we were free to roam for 40 minutes.

Isaak at this point was acting off. He was A) Tired B) Cold and C) The Altitude was bugging him. His complexion was whiter than normal. In every photo I got of him he looked sad. It was a shame because it really looked beautiful there.

Once you get up there, there are bathrooms, a souvenir shop, and places to get food.

How pretty is this?

This little guy kept play peek a boo.






Then we saw what I thought were mountain goats. They were not goats. They were sheep.



Daddy shooting his own photos.

The ride back down seemed to take FOREVER. Everyone was so done with taking pictures. I wouldn't recommend taking the last trip up Pikes Peak if you have little kids. Isaak fell asleep on me. He was so done. It just got pretty late. We were already in the car ALL DAY LONG.

Here's one of the original trains used to hike up Pikes Peak:



The overall trip up the mountain was super fun though! I'm so glad we went.

7 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is super cool. I would have made time for that, too!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a neat thing to do. I bet it did feel cold up there!

mail4rosey said...

That is beautiful scenery. Like you and Robin, I'd have wanted to do that trip too.

indah nuria Savitri said...

Love the view from the peak...and mountain goats are so cute..the trip might be too difficult for the kids? But again..I would like to try it my self..

~ Noelle said...

how fun! lol, that picture of travis looks fake... i love it ;) (Like maybe the background is a backdrop and not real?)

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a awesome experience! You guys were really standing on top of the world! And all the wildlife on the mountain was really neat to see. Even though they were tired, I bet that is one trip both Mica and Isaak are going to remember for a long time!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Pikes Peak is one place I would love to visit. It is on my list.

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